Category Archives: Education

Newberry College to host High School Science Olympiad competition

[caption id="attachment_355" align="alignnone" width="800"] Newberry College[/caption] High schools from around the state of South Carolina are hard at work in preparation for the 32nd annual South Carolina Science Olympiad competitions to be held on the Newberry College campus on Saturday, Feb. 27. Approximately 350 participants are expected on campus each day as membership in the…
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Clemson rated in top 50 of public UX design graduate schools

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Value Colleges (www.valuecolleges.com), an independent online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate college education, has released its Top 50 Best Value UX Design Programs of 2016: http://www.valuecolleges.com/rankings/best-ux-design-graduate-programs-for-2016/ Value Colleges' Top 50 Best Value UX Design ranking brings attention to the residential master's degree programs in UX Design, Human-Computer Interaction, and…
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Clemson University aims to shatter glass ceiling for women in engineering and science

[caption id="attachment_2110" align="alignnone" width="604"] Girl Scouts will participate in a program at Clemson University on Saturday that helps show them career paths in engineering and science. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] South Carolina’s primary elections this month are a reminder of how far women have come at the ballot box, but hurdles remain in other areas, including the paths…
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Wendland appointed Newberry College’s Title IX coordinator

[caption id="attachment_2052" align="alignnone" width="604"] Christina Wendland[/caption] NEWBERRY, S.C. – Newberry College has appointed the Rev. Dr. Christina Wendland to serve as Title IX Coordinator effective Feb. 15, 2016. The Title IX Coordinator ensures Newberry College is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which “protects people from discrimination based on sex in…
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Mentors chosen for 12th class of Liberty Fellowship

GREENVILLE, South Carolina – Offering a seasoned perspective to solving problems and getting results, the mentors for the newest Liberty Fellowship class will guide these Fellows to become better leaders. Accomplished and successful, the mentors represent diverse backgrounds and professions, and each one has taken a broader role in South Carolina to push for progress. “Proven…
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Consolidation decision in Pickens County delayed

EASLEY - After hearing input from the public about a proposal to consolidate schools in the Pickens attendance area, the School District of Pickens County has scheduled three meetings to further research and to discuss the proposal for the district’s long-term planning. The board of trustees’ Facilities Committee will hold workshop meetings with representatives from each school in…
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Furman professors contribute to new book

Furman University English professor Gretchen Braun, and education professors Michael Svec and Paul Thomas have contributed to a new book about social class and the academic profession. The book, Working in Class: Recognizing How Social Class Shapes Our Academic Work, is published by Rowman and Littlefield. Released February 2016, the volume addresses how social class…
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Tri-County Tech offers CEU classes for paramedics, EMTs

PENDLETON --- Paramedics and EMTs who need to complete continuing education requirements to maintain their professional credentials can take classes at Tri-County Technical College for just $25 per course. Throughout the year, the College’s Corporate and Continuing Education (CCE) Division will offer a series of classes on its Pendleton Campus.  Medshore Paramedic Lisa Hubbard will…
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O’Rourke named Clemson vice president for development, alumni relations

[caption id="attachment_1918" align="alignnone" width="714"] Brian O'Rourke[/caption] CLEMSON — Clemson alumnus Brian J. O’Rourke of Greenville has been named vice president for Development and Alumni Relations at Clemson University and will serve on the executive leadership team reporting to President James P. Clements. “Brian is a proven leader who has directly overseen the successful The Will…
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Clemson trustees approve reports on university’s past, present and future

CLEMSON — Clemson University trustees heard positive reports on admissions, capital projects, academic restructuring, athletics and communicating the school’s history during their quarterly meetings on campus this week. Undergraduate enrollment applications are up, numerous facilities are under construction across campus statewide, fundraising is on track and athletic teams are winning.\ President James P. Clements posed…
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